Monday, November 29, 2010

Archos 70 Internet Tablet - Android 2.1 8GB $275 & 250GB $350

By Ray Nicolini






Slim and light Android™ internet tablet

At home and on the go. The slim and light design of the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet makes it both portable and generous for sharing your best moments with your family and friends. All the functions of a computer: your apps, the Internet, your photos, music and videos, eBooks and 3D games.

    

Best design ever

How can this high resolution 7” multi touch screen fit into such a slim and light tablet ?Learn more

Connected Android™ tablet

A connected mobile device with a sublime user interface, 3D graphics accelerator, WiFi connectivity... Learn more

Up to 250GB* : the best portable HD** video playback experience anywhere

The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet has a wide 7” high resolution touchscreen and thus guarantees an unequalled comfort of view for movies and TV shows in HD quality.Learn more


Built-in webcam and microphone

Have video chats, film important moments of your life and share them on the Internet or display them on TV with the built-in HDMI connection. Learn more 



* 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity is less.
** Maximum resolution = 1280 x 720 pixels
*** Only available on Android™ 2.2 Froyo
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A revolutionary tablet with built-in WiFi

The Web browsing experience with the Android™ browser is intuitive and complete thanks to Flash 10™*** compatibility. Get the latest news, send both personal and professional emails and chat with your friends. Learn more

Your own world of Android™ applications

Play the latest 3D games with the OpenGL 3D graphic acceleration, check news and social networks plus add hundreds more applications via the AppsLib store. Learn more








Slim and light design

How can the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet be so slim and so light? Both Flash and Hard drive models’ design are extra light and flat thanks to its patented technology with overmoulded stainless steel structure: 10 mm (0.43 inch) and only 300 g (11 oz) for the Flash model, making it so easy to fit in your handbag or your briefcase.





The leg stand

You can comfortably enjoy your movies or TV shows using the leg stand to prop it up on your lap or table.



Capacitive multitouch screen

The wide7” touchscreen combined with a g-sensor lets you experience a never-seen-before viewing quality. The 800 x 480 pixels high-resolution display is so sharp that you can fully enjoy your pictures’ smallest details. In addition to the HD resolution, the 16:9 format is just perfect for rendering all your videos in the best quality.




Android™

Android™ is the application framework developed by Google for connected mobile devices, coming with a full pack of connected apps such as a web browser and email application. The 5 home screens of the Android user interface allow advanced personalization: icons can be placed, moved or erased with just a flick of a finger. Thanks to the home screen widgets, users can instantly access their favorite applications.





Android™ on TV

Basically, this is what you see on your product screen, but ten times bigger. With its TV output, the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet displays every Android™ sceen on your wide screen TV*. You can then browse your files or the Internet from your couch. And guess how immersed in your 3D games you could be using the device as a steering-wheel! This is just staggering!






Tethering (Using your portable phone as a modem)

Want to be connected anywhere? Just plug your mobile phone equipped with 3.5 G & Bluetooth™ technology, simply pair it up to your ARCHOS 70 internet tablet via Bluetooth™ or even via USB cable. This will give you easy access to Internet directly on your device anytime and anywhere. There’s no need to pay an extra fee when you already have a data service plan***.




Home Streaming from your PC

The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet hasSamba and UPnP protocols: this means that you play your movies, videos, and photos on your ARCHOS, but these files are really located on your computer in another room. You don’t need to store everything on your ARCHOS to enjoy viewing it on your ARCHOS! Your files fly through the air over WiFi. The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet is the small and convenient portable computer that you’ve always dreamed about.


Unique Android™ Multimedia Applications

On top of Android’s latest version, ARCHOS, still at the forefront of innovation, brings you exclusive applications: The internet tablets feature music, video and photo applications, developed by ARCHOS, that enrich the user experience with smooth browsing through the album covers and with widgets added to the home screen to give instant access and control to media. These unique Android™ applications allow users to amplify their digital experience. One of these functions, 3D album cover application, allows you to glide through your music by album covers. You can also make your own music playlists or browse your songs and music by favorites, recently played or recently added.

Because you want to enjoy your videos and TV shows without re-encoding them with complicated software, ARCHOS makes your life easier by supporting audio and video formats beyond the standard ones of Android™. It can even display subtitles and alternate audio tracks, all you have to do is drag, drop, and play!

What other functions were created for you? An internet connected Photo frame application with 3D transitions, and the ability to sync your pictures with your Facebook©, Picasa© or Flickr© account. 

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Up to 250GB* : the best portable HD** video playback experience anywhere

The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet has a wide 7” high resolution touchscreen and thus guarantees an unequalled comfort of view for movies and TV shows in HD quality. 

* 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity is less.
** Maximum resolution = 1280 x 720 pixels




Good vibrations

The ARCHOS 70 internet tabletboasts a new music application adding 3D cover animation support and the ability to add a mini music widget to the home screen, in order to control your music at any time. And as it is an ARCHOS music player, the ARCHOS 70 internet tabletplays all the music formats you’ll need to keep your digital music experience as simple as it should be.






Sublime quality for your pictures

If you’re more into personal photos, why not open the new Gallery application and show your latest vacation to your friends or even share them via a wireless network.






Read or Edit your Office Documents™ (Word™, Excel™, PowerPoint™)

OfficeSuite imageThe ARCHOS 70 internet tablet combined with the OfficeSuite application allows users to easily create, revise or edit all of their Office documents. This office suite, compatible with Microsoft Office ™, gives users the ability to manage all of their Word™, Excel™, and PowerPoint™ documents. This application also serves a central location for managing both online and offline documents. This application has a multitude of improved features that include: extraction of ZIP files, zoom mode, downloading files, text encoding options, etc. ...
The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet is also compatible with other formats such as pdf, rtf, e-books, etc. ...


Multiple Connections



The user can easily connect accessories to the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet. By connecting a USB keyboard or Bluetooth™, the tablet turns into a real PC, ideal for working with office files. Thanks to the USB host, there is nothing easier than transfering photos or files directly from a mass storage device directly to the device. Cameras, USB keys and USB hard drives are easily accessible with the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet


Want to work on a larger screen? The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet can be connected a computer screen very easily via the HDMI port. Now you can check your email, edit your documents and practice your presentation on a computer screen, anywhere you go.



The power of a PC

By connecting the tablet to WiFi, the user will be able to do everything that he used to do with a PC at home, but on the go. With Flash 10™**, users can surf the real Internet and access to all their favorite websites.

With a high resolution display (800 x 480) combined with a 1GHz ultra-powerful high speed processor, the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet can surf the web like never before. This powerful tablet uses the Android™ browser to make browsing the web easy and fun with a very intuitive user interface. For example, if you want to zoom in on the news just press the piece of text you want and the display will be automatically resized to the paragraph you want to read.

The user can also easily check e-mails at any time with the Android™ email client. This application gives users the ability to manage multiple email accounts (Gmail, Hotmail, etc..) directly on their ARCHOS 70 internet tablet.


Possibilities beyond Android™ with the ‘Dual OS’

Just like a PC, the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet can be freely programmed in alternative ways. This gives developers programming options in addition to the applications that can be created for the Android platform. To have total control of your Internet Tablet, ARCHOS has opened up this device, thus allowing creative minds to program their own tablet, or create what could be the tablet of the future.

ARCHOS has decided to « open » its ARCHOS 70 internet tablet by proposing to install and replace the system running Android originally installed on the machine.

Developers and programmers can choose for the operating system running under Linux distribution Ångström.

Developers can install this OS on an ARCHOS 70 internet tablet and join the Linux community which is developing a new interface, new icons, drivers, programs ... dedicated to this platform.

Skilled developers and programmers can now choose to switch over to a true standard Linux environment as offered by the Ångström Linux distribution. Developers can put this on their ARCHOS 70 internet tablet devices and join other enthusiasts who are experimenting with various ideas and interfaces based on the Linux operating system.





AppsLib
Just tap the Appslib icon on the home screen of the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet to immediately discover a large choice of Android™ apps to download for the widest variety of needs you might have. It's so easy and quick.





Application

Want to check the weather, the latest news, your social network account or read ebooks? Simply select the app and it will be available in a couple of seconds.



Games

Additionally, this product has a superfast CPU with OpenGL 3D graphic acceleration and a g-sensor to offer you excellent performance for playing the latest 3D games found on the Appslib.


Tech Specs

Product capacity•  Flash Serie: 8 GB**** flash memory + Micro SD Slot (SDHC compatible)
•  Hard Drive Disk Serie : Hard Drive: 250 GB**** Hard Drive
Display characteristics• High resolution screen, WVGA 800 x 480 pixels, 7'' TFT LCD, 16 million colors
• Capacitive multitouch screen
Application FrameworkAndroid 2.2 Froyo7
Processor• ARM Cortex A8 at 1 GHz with DSP
• Graphic accelerator: 3D OpenGL ES 2.0
Video Playback1• MPEG-42 HD (up to 720p, 30 fps@6Mbps)
• MPEG-42 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution, 30 fps@8Mbps)
• H.264 HD (HP@L3.1 up to 720p, 30 fps@5Mbps)
• WMV9/VC1 (AP up to 720p 30 fps@10Mbps)
• M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in VGA resolution

With optional plug-in (downloadable on www.archos.com):
• Cinema: MPEG-2 (up to DVD resolution MP/D1, 30 fps@10 Mbps)
With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF, 3GP
Audio Playback1• MP3 CBR & VBR
• WMA, WMA-Pro 5.1
• WAV (PCM/ADPCM)
• AAC, AAC+ 5.13
• OGG Vorbis
• FLAC

With optional software plug-ins (downloadable on www.archos.com):
• AC3 5.1
Photo viewer4JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
SubtitlesSupport subtitles files with .srt, .ssa, .smi, .sub extensions
WebcamYes
Pre-installed applications• Aldiko, Ebuddy, Wikipedia, Avecomics, HubKap, Deezer, Mewbox, Raging Thunderlite (a 3D car demo game), WordNewspaper, Touiteur, Fring
Interfaces• USB 2.0: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
• Micro SD (SDHC compatible) on flash version
• USB Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) (adapter micro B/A sold separately)
• HDMI output5 (Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)
Communication protocols• WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
• Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Miscellaneous• Built-in speakers
• Built-in leg stand
• Built-in Microphone
• G-sensor
• Front VGA Camera
Power source• Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
• External: Power adapter/charger
Battery life• Music playback time6: up to 36 hours
• Video playback time6: up to 7 hours
• Web surfing6: up to 10 hours
Scalability• Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when the WiFi connection is activated
• Updates can also be downloaded at www.archos.com and updated via USB mass storage
Dimensions & weight• ARCHOS 70 internet tablet Flash series: 201 x 114 x 10 mm – 300 grams / (7.91 x 4.49 x 0.43 - 11 oz)
• ARCHOS 70 internet tablet Hard Drive series: 201 x 114 x 14 mm – 400 grams / (7.91 x 4.49 x 0.55 inch – 14 oz)
Minimum system requirements• Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista, 7 or higher
• Mac
• Linux
• USB 2.0 interface
Package includesARCHOS 70 internet tablet, earphones, Standard USB cable, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice, power charger.


* Maximum resolution = 1280 x 720 pixels
** Only available on Android™ 2.2 Froyo
*** The function of relaying your internet connection may not be authorized by your mobile phone operator or may require a special data plan option. Please refer to your contract.
**** 1 GB= 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity is less.
1/ Certain bitrates, resolutions, and/or file variations may not be compatible.
2/ MPEG-4 ASP@L5 AVI (MPEG-4: ISO standard by Moving Picture Experts Group; AVI: audio/video file container by Microsoft) without GMC and Quarter pixel.
3/ Does not read AAC protected files.
4/ Certain resolutions and file sizes may not be compatible.
5/ External video output disabled for Macrovision®-protected contents.
6/ Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. Test run with low backlight.
7/ Available in November 2010











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